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  1. #11
    I have 4 kids. One of them always seems to be getting sick. Wink wink.

  2. #12
    Car problems.

  3. #13
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    I usually go with the sh*ts, can't be proven or disproven...fall to spring I do the lozenge thing the day before, look all tired, cough a couple times, etc. The key(IMO) is to actually go to work when you're sick, that way all sick time=surf time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seldom seen View Post
    The key(IMO) is to actually go to work when you're sick, that way all sick time=surf time.
    ^ this. In addition to added surf time, people are gonna believe you're really hurting bad for you to call in sick when they saw you at your desk with a 102 fever a month earlier

  5. #15
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    I make the boss give ME an excuse as to why I wasn't there

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    Quote Originally Posted by seldom seen View Post
    I usually go with the sh*ts, can't be proven or disproven...
    Fact.

    First used the following for real like ten years ago. Realized it was genius. Have used it twice for surfing:
    "My girlfriend's passing a kidney stone, I gotta take her to the hospital."

  7. #17
    My office is 2 blocks from the water and my boss surfs. So I'm pretty lucky and don't need an excuse he knows what's up. It's awesome

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    karma karma karma.

    most jobs I had i worked hard so when waves came up, the bosses were pretty cool with me leaving. i only had one job where the ownership changed hands, and they called me out on it. i quit that job. now i'm self employed and all my customers know the deal.

    honesty is the best policy.

    now lets hear it. i know you guys are gonna crack on me somehow.

  9. #19
    Those old jobs back when you worked for the Pentagon or Monsanto?

    Quote Originally Posted by archy View Post
    karma karma karma.

    most jobs I had i worked hard so when waves came up, the bosses were pretty cool with me leaving. i only had one job where the ownership changed hands, and they called me out on it. i quit that job. now i'm self employed and all my customers know the deal.

    honesty is the best policy.

    now lets hear it. i know you guys are gonna crack on me somehow.

  10. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by seldom seen View Post
    I usually go with the sh*ts, can't be proven or disproven...fall to spring I do the lozenge thing the day before, look all tired, cough a couple times, etc. The key(IMO) is to actually go to work when you're sick, that way all sick time=surf time.
    Genius. Who's gonna argue or even want to proliferate a discussion of your irritated bowels? If they do, then that's a down azz mofo who you should probably bring surfing. It's not like everyone hasn't been there with some level of dysentery. Reminds me of a kid in high school who earned fame when he got a bathroom pass from the teacher and didn't return for 20 minutes. Teacher grilled him endlessly upon his return, to which he tried to rebut the interrogation with discretion and self-preservation of social standing with the chicks in the class. When the teacher didn't give it up, brah exclaims "I HAD TO TAKE A SCHITT!" Well, that ended that conversation. "Back to page 48 in your textbooks, class."

    Just want to say that this thread is the schitt and it's classic SI material. Great job OP!